The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 476 431 446
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +15
Contract jobs citing SMTP 120 152 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.45% 2.12% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 95 80
Average daily rate
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£338 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £277 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8267 7173 9037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.60% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4580 3890 4116
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 415 681
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -52 111 £350 -4.76% 33
South East +9 47 £300 -20.00% 6
Hampshire +30 37 £300 - 4
London -35 33 £375 - 15
West Midlands -16 11 £300 +1.69%
City of London +5 9 £333 -7.63% 3
South West -14 9 £400 - 2
Edinburgh +3 8 £225 -
Berkshire +2 8 £225 +36.36% 2
Scotland -10 8 £225 - 1
Gloucestershire -11 8 £400 - 1
East of England -16 8 £300 - 3
Gloucester -4 6 £400 - 1
Reading +8 5 £250 +61.29% 1
Cheshire +1 2 £190 -39.68%
North West -11 2 £190 -36.13% 4
Yorkshire +1 1 £450 +80.00% 4
Bracknell -1 1 - -
Slough -3 1 £225 - 1
Hertfordshire -27 1 - - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 2
Swindon - 1 £375 -
Sheffield - 1 £450 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
Farnborough - 1 £250 - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Highlands - - - -

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 99 (42.49%) DNS
2 93 (39.91%) Microsoft
3 82 (35.19%) MS Exchange
4 81 (34.76%) Windows
5 80 (34.33%) Perl
6 69 (29.61%) HTTP
7 62 (26.61%) Linux
8 61 (26.18%) Security Cleared
9 52 (22.32%) UNIX
9 52 (22.32%) Active Directory
10 51 (21.89%) VMware
11 49 (21.03%) Internet
12 44 (18.88%) Cisco
12 44 (18.88%) TCP/IP
12 44 (18.88%) Firewall
13 42 (18.03%) Oracle
14 39 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
15 38 (16.31%) LDAP
16 36 (15.45%) X.400
16 36 (15.45%) PowerShell
16 36 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
17 35 (15.02%) SC Cleared
17 35 (15.02%) ITIL
17 35 (15.02%) IIS
18 34 (14.59%) F5
19 32 (13.73%) X.500
20 31 (13.30%) Migration
20 31 (13.30%) MS Excel
21 30 (12.88%) SSL
22 29 (12.45%) Apache

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 82 (35.19%) MS Exchange
2 35 (15.02%) IIS
3 29 (12.45%) Apache
4 18 (7.73%) IBM Notes
5 17 (7.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (6.87%) SharePoint
7 12 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (4.72%) Lotus Domino
8 11 (4.72%) WebSphere
8 11 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (3.86%) WebLogic
10 7 (3.00%) Tomcat
10 7 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (3.00%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (2.15%) Lync
12 2 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.86%) GroupWise
12 2 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 31 (13.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.15%) MS Office
3 2 (0.86%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.43%) Office 365
2 3 (1.29%) GitHub
3 2 (0.86%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.86%) PaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 99 (42.49%) DNS
2 69 (29.61%) HTTP
3 49 (21.03%) Internet
4 44 (18.88%) TCP/IP
4 44 (18.88%) Firewall
5 38 (16.31%) LDAP
6 36 (15.45%) X.400
7 32 (13.73%) X.500
8 30 (12.88%) SSL
9 29 (12.45%) FTP
10 23 (9.87%) WAN
10 23 (9.87%) IMAP
11 20 (8.58%) DHCP
12 19 (8.15%) LAN
13 17 (7.30%) SAN
14 16 (6.87%) SNMP
15 15 (6.44%) SSH
15 15 (6.44%) BIG-IP
16 14 (6.01%) VPN
17 12 (5.15%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.87%) MySQL
3 7 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.86%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.86%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.43%) IDOL
6 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.43%) DB2
6 1 (0.43%) Redis
6 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.43%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.43%) Big Data
6 1 (0.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Redmine
2 3 (1.29%) Subversion
3 2 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.43%) Ant
4 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.43%) Trac
4 1 (0.43%) Maven
General
1 26 (11.16%) Finance
2 18 (7.73%) Military
3 12 (5.15%) Banking
4 10 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.15%) Publishing
6 3 (1.29%) Retail
6 3 (1.29%) Legal
7 2 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.86%) Back Office
7 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 41 (17.60%) Administrator
2 39 (16.74%) Developer
3 31 (13.30%) Systems Administrator
4 28 (12.02%) Messaging Engineer
5 23 (9.87%) Linux Administrator
6 21 (9.01%) Analyst
7 18 (7.73%) Consultant
7 18 (7.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 14 (6.01%) Network Engineer
9 9 (3.86%) Messaging Analyst
10 7 (3.00%) UNIX Administrator
10 7 (3.00%) Perl Developer
10 7 (3.00%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.00%) Architect
10 7 (3.00%) Build Engineer
10 7 (3.00%) Messaging Consultant
11 6 (2.58%) Python Developer
11 6 (2.58%) Design Engineer
12 5 (2.15%) Senior Systems Administrator
12 5 (2.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.30%) HTML
2 23 (9.87%) CSS
3 22 (9.44%) HTML5
4 21 (9.01%) CSS3
4 21 (9.01%) jQuery
5 19 (8.15%) OAuth
5 19 (8.15%) OpenID
6 11 (4.72%) .NET
7 10 (4.29%) XML
8 7 (3.00%) Web Services
9 5 (2.15%) CPAN
9 5 (2.15%) SOAP
9 5 (2.15%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (1.29%) LAMP
10 3 (1.29%) Middleware
10 3 (1.29%) XSLT
10 3 (1.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (1.29%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.86%) WCF
11 2 (0.86%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.59%) Open Source
2 17 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.87%) Blackberry
3 16 (6.87%) Management Information System
4 14 (6.01%) Replication
5 13 (5.58%) Clustering
6 11 (4.72%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.58%) PKI
8 5 (2.15%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.72%) Statistics
10 2 (0.86%) Life Science
10 2 (0.86%) FMCG
10 2 (0.86%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.43%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.43%) Neural Network
11 1 (0.43%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.43%) CMDB
11 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 81 (34.76%) Windows
2 62 (26.61%) Linux
3 52 (22.32%) UNIX
4 36 (15.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.15%) Solaris
8 8 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.43%) CentOS
9 5 (2.15%) Debian
9 5 (2.15%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.15%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.86%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.43%) SUSE
11 1 (0.43%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.02%) ITIL
2 31 (13.30%) Migration
3 16 (6.87%) Load Balancing
4 12 (5.15%) Integration Testing
5 10 (4.29%) Change Management
5 10 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (3.86%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (3.43%) Mentoring
8 7 (3.00%) Workflow
8 7 (3.00%) Waterfall
8 7 (3.00%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (3.00%) Email Migration
9 6 (2.58%) Unit Testing
9 6 (2.58%) Project Management
9 6 (2.58%) Line Management
10 5 (2.15%) OO
10 5 (2.15%) TDD
10 5 (2.15%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (1.72%) Computer Security
11 4 (1.72%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (34.33%) Perl
2 36 (15.45%) PowerShell
3 24 (10.30%) PHP
3 24 (10.30%) SQL
4 19 (8.15%) Tcl
5 17 (7.30%) Bash Shell
6 16 (6.87%) Shell Script
7 15 (6.44%) Python
8 14 (6.01%) VBScript
9 13 (5.58%) Java
10 10 (4.29%) C
11 8 (3.43%) Ruby
12 5 (2.15%) REXX
12 5 (2.15%) JavaScript
12 5 (2.15%) VB
13 3 (1.29%) C#
13 3 (1.29%) Korn
14 2 (0.86%) XPath
14 2 (0.86%) KiXtart
15 1 (0.43%) AWK
Qualifications
1 61 (26.18%) Security Cleared
2 35 (15.02%) SC Cleared
3 25 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (9.87%) MCSE
4 23 (9.87%) DV Cleared
5 22 (9.44%) Degree
6 14 (6.01%) LPIC
6 14 (6.01%) CCENT
6 14 (6.01%) MCP
7 4 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.72%) CCNP
8 3 (1.29%) MCTS
9 2 (0.86%) MCITP
9 2 (0.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.86%) MCSA
10 1 (0.43%) GIAC
10 1 (0.43%) CISA
10 1 (0.43%) CISM
10 1 (0.43%) CCIE
10 1 (0.43%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.58%) QA
2 11 (4.72%) SLA
3 2 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) COBIT
System Software
1 52 (22.32%) Active Directory
2 39 (16.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (11.59%) Squid
4 22 (9.44%) Sendmail
5 18 (7.73%) qmail
6 15 (6.44%) Forefront TMG
7 11 (4.72%) NFS
8 9 (3.86%) Terminal Services
9 8 (3.43%) VMware ESX
10 6 (2.58%) vSphere
10 6 (2.58%) ISA Server
11 5 (2.15%) Hyper-V
11 5 (2.15%) KVM
12 4 (1.72%) Postfix
12 4 (1.72%) XenDesktop
13 3 (1.29%) Dovecot
13 3 (1.29%) Xen
14 2 (0.86%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.86%) XenApp
14 2 (0.86%) UAG
Systems Management
1 19 (8.15%) OpenSSO
2 15 (6.44%) Zenoss
3 11 (4.72%) ARCserve
4 10 (4.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 9 (3.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 8 (3.43%) Nagios
6 8 (3.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (2.58%) HP SIM
8 5 (2.15%) MAILsweeper
8 5 (2.15%) SCOM
9 4 (1.72%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.29%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.29%) Cacti
10 3 (1.29%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.86%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.43%) RANCID
12 1 (0.43%) Cisco IPCC
12 1 (0.43%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 93 (39.91%) Microsoft
2 51 (21.89%) VMware
3 44 (18.88%) Cisco
4 42 (18.03%) Oracle
5 34 (14.59%) F5
6 24 (10.30%) Juniper
7 21 (9.01%) Lotus
8 19 (8.15%) Red Hat
8 19 (8.15%) Clearswift
9 17 (7.30%) Citrix
10 16 (6.87%) HP
11 14 (6.01%) Symantec
12 12 (5.15%) CA
13 11 (4.72%) NetApp
14 10 (4.29%) CheckPoint
15 8 (3.43%) MobileIron
16 7 (3.00%) Websense
16 7 (3.00%) IBM
17 6 (2.58%) JBoss
17 6 (2.58%) Dell
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